CFS Press Conference Today

October 4, 2006

Wednesday morning, campus and national representatives of the Canadian Federation of Students will hold a press conference in Ottawa to comment on student debt and recent federal cuts to the Summer Career Placement Program. "Federal student debt surpassed $12 billion this summer. The Conservative government's elimination of 25,000 summer jobs will make matters much worse," said Amanda Aziz, National Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. “Education shouldn't be a debt sentence.” The CFS argues that federal cuts to transfer payments during the 1990s resulted in doubling of tuition fees and student debt. (Media Advisory at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2006/03/c4547.html )